The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals
& organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide.
WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the
Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF & an NGO
in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

Men's Initiative
Research Papers

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Major factors influencing breastfeeding rates: Mother's perception of father's attitude and milk supply.
Family Medicine Department, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA.
. Aora S, et al - Pediatrics. 2000 Nov;106(5):E67
Fathers and breastfeeding: a review of the literature.
Hellen Graduate School for Social Welfare, Brandeis University, USA.
. Bar-Yam NB, Darby L - J Hum Lact. 1997 Mar;13(1):45-50.
A description of a male-focused breastfeeding promotion corporate lactation program.
MCH Services Inc., School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA.
. Cohen R., et al - J Hum Lact. 2002 Feb;18(1):61-5.
Accuracy of expectant mothers' predictions of fathers' attitudes regarding breast-feeding.
Division of Community Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-7590
. Freed GL, et al - J Fam Pract. 1993 Aug;37(2):148-52
Fathers of breastfed infants: postponing and types of involvement.
Okanagan University College, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
. Gamble D., Morse JM. - J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1993 Jul-Aug;22(4):358-65
Breast feeding as seen by Islam.
. Hawwas AW - Popul Sci. 1987;7:55-8
Intention to breastfeed in low-income pregnant women: the role of social support and previous experience.
Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Department, Grady Health System, Atlanta, Georgia 30335-3801, USA.
. Humphreys AS, et al - Birth. 1998 Sep;25(3):169-74
Supporting the father when an infant is breastfed.
. Jordan PL, Wall VR - J Hum Lact. 1993 Mar;9(1):31-4.
Breastfeeding and fathers: illuminating the darker side.
. Jordan PL, Wall VR - Birth. 1990 Dec;17(4):210-3
A controlled trial of the father's role in breastfeeding promotion.
Dipartimento di Pediatria, Universita Federico II, Naples, Italy.
. Pisacane A, et al - Pediatrics. 2005 Oct;116(4):e494-8
Does parental breastfeeding knowledge increase breastfeeding rates?
Department of Pathology, Fundacao Universidade do Rio Grande, Brazil.
. Susin LR, et al - Birth. 1999 Sep;26(3):149-56
Dads as breastfeeding advocates: results from a randomized controlled trial of an educational intervention.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA.
. Wolfberg AJ, et al - Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Sep;191(3):708-12

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